Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor

Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor

Stuart Chirls previously worked as digital editor for the Journal of Commerce covering container shipping, railroads, logistics, policy and global trade. He has extensively reported on manufacturing, retailing, import/export, equity markets and other business subjects for the New York Daily News, the New York Times Co. and Standard & Poor’s. He also worked in a start-up supply chain unit of chemical producer BASF. He began his journalism career writing about sports for the Star-Ledger in New Jersey. Chirls holds a B.A. in English from Tulane University.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 10:53

Purple Line P3 breaks ground

The Maryland Transit Administration on Monday broke ground on the $2-billion Purple Line light rail line connecting the Washington suburbs, the largest public-private transit project in the United States.
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 08:38

Hurricane shuts down SE Texas rail lines

Railroads serving Houston and the surrounding region have suspended service as heavy rain and flooding following Hurricane Harvey continues to rake the region.

Monday, 28 August 2017 13:28

Amtrak unveils Siemens Midwest Charger

The first Amtrak Midwest Charger locomotives were unveiled Monday in Chicago, and have started revenue operations in in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Monday, 28 August 2017 09:28

Grant funds short line hazmat training

The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has been awarded a $500,000 grant by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to create a Hazardous Materials Training Academy.

Monday, 28 August 2017 07:50

BNSF recalls 4,000 furloughed workers

Improved carload traffic has led BNSF Railway to recall about 4,000 of a total 5,000 workers furloughed in 2016.

Friday, 25 August 2017 08:38

Waters to lead Vertex Southeast sales

Vertex Railcar Corp. recently hired Barry Waters as Regional Sales Manager, overseeing sales and leasing activity in the Southeast.

The Port of Virginia will purchase four new ship-to-shore cranes as part of the $320-million expansion of Virginia International Gateway (VIG).

Thursday, 24 August 2017 00:00

Containers, trailers lead carload gains

The Association of American Railroads reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 19 was 554,021 carloads and intermodal units, up 4.4% from the same week a year ago.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:15

Rail groundbreaking at Port Freeport

Port Freeport, Texas, broke ground for construction of Phase 1 of the Parcel 14 Rail Development expansion project.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017 16:18

CSX revises key service metrics

CSX late Tuesday said it revised the way it calculates three key service metrics – Train Velocity, Terminal Dwell and Cars Online – to “more accurately reflect the company’s operational performance.”

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